I’ve always been a big cherry fan, but lately, I’ve been pounding them back like it’s my job! They are so yummy and tart and summery. My Dad planted cherry trees in our orchard (our orchard!), but we still have a few years until they are producing. For now, I’ll just have to deal with the sticker shock of $10 bags of cherries. I’m loving them mixed with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, granola and banana slices for breakfast. I keep meaning to make a recipe with cherries, but they never make it that far.
2. My kitchen storage.
My new kitchen deserves a whole post of its own, but for now, let me just tell you how awesome the storage space is. I have three pantries. THREE! One holds all of our food, one holds all of my serving dishes, and the other holds photo backgrounds and other miscellany items. It’s glorious! And organized! And everything is accessible! I could actually fill up this entire post with things I’m digging about my kitchen (full-sized dishwasher! five-burner stove! deep sinks! lazy suzan!).
3. Having TV again.
We quit cable TV cold turkey last Fall, and it was definitely one of the better things we’ve ever done for productivity (and our budget). But my parents have satellite at the house! And we just couldn’t resist the free 500 channels that were merely a S-video cable away. Gosh, TV is so fun! Appropriately, we’ve been watching a million hours of HGTV and DIY Network. Those channels never really interested me until I became a homeowner. Now I’m trying to learn as much as possible.
Sheesh. Quitting cable again when my parents move out is going to be tough. Babyface already said to me once, “Well, maybe we should just keep it.” We’ll see…
4. Air conditioning.
Can we just give a collective shout out to glory that is air conditioning? Seriously. It’s been like 40,000 degrees here (and will continue to be), but inside, I’m nice and comfy. Air conditioning is amazing. I love it so hard.
5. Target’s beauty bags.
If you “like” Target Style on Facebook, every now and again, they send out free beauty bags with lots of fun samples! I’ve gotten two in the past few months (including the one they are giving away right n0w). The samples inside are great, but my favorite part? The bags! They are cute, well-made, medium-sized makeup bags that can be used for just about anything. Free is good.